Illustration | North State Journal: Historic Homes map

For this map, we invited readers to visit the many historic homes in North Carolina that are decked out during the holidays. What originally started as a map with photos of the various homes (which we found was boring and not space efficient), turned into 12 hours painstakingly tracing each detail, each banister, and each window and chimney of each house. In other words, 12 hours of fun for my detail-driven, vector-loving, pen tool-wielding heart. The Biltmore alone took four hours, but in the end, I think it paid off! (Click the image to see how this played out on the page!)

 

 

Here is a closeup of some of the homes.